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08-01-2016, 10:50 AM
This weekend I also made this tasty Asian dish. I’ve made the Spring Rolls before but followed a recipe from Chef John of Food Wished for the others.

First I made the Peanut Dripping Sauce. Here are most of the ingredients.
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Next I grilled up some chicken breasts and a shrimp for the Spring Rolls.
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Sliced up the breasts, the shrimp,
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and the veggies.
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I set up my work area
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and took some rice paper
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and wetted it and placed it a damp towel.
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Placed some greens, bell pepper and carrots,
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and some Daikon Radish,
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and some Thai Basil.
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Then some chicken and rolled it part way and then two shrimp and rolled it the rest of the way. (Sorry but no pics) I placed them on wet paper towels until later.

Now I turned my attention to the Spicy Caramel Chicken. Here are most of the ingredients for the sauce.
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Finely minced the garlic and grated the ginger.
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Poured in all the wet ingredients and then prepared the chicken. I skinned and deboned 5 thighs and cut them into approximately 1” chunks. I placed them in a bowl and poured half the sauce over them
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and then stirred. I then cut up the veggies and heated up my 12” C.I. skillet on the kamado.
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After approximately 5 minutes the sauce was starting to caramelize.
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Here’s what you want it to look like.
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Stirred in the Jalapenos, bell peppers and peanuts.
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Then the other half of the sauce.
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Once the sauce started to caramelize again I stirred in the green onion.
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And now the sauce is ready.
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Here’s the plated shots served over some steamed rice.
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This was a lot of work but it was worth it.

Thanks for looking.

08-01-2016, 11:12 AM

08-01-2016, 11:23 AM
Wow that is an awesome cook!

Thanks for the tutorial, might have to try that this weekend.

08-01-2016, 02:28 PM
Fancy restaurant quality! Nice!

08-01-2016, 02:37 PM
Good lord have mercy that looks farking amazing!!!

Smith's Pig Pen
08-01-2016, 02:44 PM
Beautiful! Epic cook. Some of my favorite food goin on right there

08-01-2016, 03:21 PM
Looks great!

Al Czervik
08-01-2016, 03:25 PM
Fantastic DH... :hungry:

The Meeper
08-01-2016, 03:58 PM

08-01-2016, 04:14 PM
Really Really Nice!! Great job

08-01-2016, 04:16 PM
Wow, that is on a different level. That looks like a restaurant plate. Outstanding.

08-01-2016, 05:35 PM
Are you kidding me? This tutorial was amazing!looks amazing as well!

08-01-2016, 06:11 PM
Beautiful cook and great description!

08-01-2016, 06:40 PM
Amazing cook and beautiful presentation.:thumb:

08-01-2016, 06:52 PM
Very excellent looking meal! You have mad skills!

08-01-2016, 08:11 PM
Looks very, very tasty!


08-01-2016, 08:23 PM
I'm sorry, but that right there is a masterpiece. So well done.

Sure makes me want to have some Indonesian food soon!

08-01-2016, 10:07 PM
Very nice, that chicken dish looks great. Like Ca Ko Tho, but with chicken

08-02-2016, 06:37 AM
Wow, that is on a different level. That looks like a restaurant plate. Outstanding.

Yeah ... That.

08-02-2016, 07:05 AM

08-02-2016, 07:48 AM
If I thought there was some chance of some left over, I'd be right over!

Also, is it peanut dipping or dRipping sauce? Perhaps, some of both.

Looks awesome.